An interpreted scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic

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VBS unzipping - object required: 'objshell.NameSpace(…)'

I know very little about bash or vbs. I am trying to make a script that will automatically unzip a zip called 'dungeon.zip', which contains a little game I programmed. I want to unzip it to a folder ...
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Stop Windows Defender deleting a legit VB script

I have wrote a little script that will automate downloading and running a program, however when invoking the script from command line, Windows Defender will enter the scene warning user that malware ...
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Send file in color to printer

I know how to send a file to a printer like this: print /d:\\%COMPUTERNAME%\printer file.bmp However this does not print in color. Is there any way to print in color using the command line (or a ...
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Messagebox centered to parent Window / Form [migrated]

I am trying to build my own HTA right now to act as a front end for some of my batch scripts. I would like to use a msgbox (or anything equivalent) that I can use to output any errors, clicking Ok ...
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Run Excel macros in multiple files and paths

I need assistance to enhance the method I've implemented. Here are the details. I have multiple excel spreadsheets (xls, originally written on Excel 2007 or 2010) that have 3 main macros that I want ...
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Windows 7 logoff script?

I've been trying this for a while, to no avail. I read many docs, including: Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770300.aspx ...
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Script to save (pin) website to taskbar

I am frantically searching for some references which can help me out to save a shortcut to a webpage (say msn.com) to the taskbar. I Googled through last four days and only found references on how to ...
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Changing Folder Permissions in vbscript

I have a vbscript that will create a folder, but I need the User to have Full Permissions. I have put my code below. (Windows 8 system) FSO.CreateFolder(lclFolder) oWS.exec "icacls " & lclFolder ...
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VBscript subroutines and functions [closed]

I am trying to make my first vbscript, but it is a bit complicated. I know some VBA but totally new to vb. In my script, I currently have some sub () and function () routines. How would I get the ...
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Error calling .vbs from .bat

I am currently trying to call a .vbs file from a batch file and it keeps giving me an error. This is my batch file: @ECHO ON cscript "C:\Users\Alex.Newton\Desktop\VBScripts\First scripts\This is my ...
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Copy all files from a list of folder locations

I have a list of folder locations from which I would like to copy all the contained files at these locations. The list of folder locations are stored on a seperate line within a text file (.txt). All ...
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Script works fine as .wsh, goes berzerk in HTA

I have some code that sends keys to Telnet to manipulate an IR transmitter of mine. The script works fine as a stand-alone WSH script, but as soon as I try to put it in a Sub inside an HTA it goes ...
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VBScript output: formatting to a column (data can vary in length)

I would like to have a batch file that will query for a list of services (DisplayName,State,StartMode), but have them output into a nicely formatted when looking at it in a txt file. Here's what I ...
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Counting specific words within a batch of Word documents

I need a count of the number of times an acronym (e.g. ‘ABC’) is used in a collection of word documents. The acronym is always three letters and in block caps. All the word documents are contained ...
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Batch output filename with datetime

I have a batch file that look like this: set FOLDERTOZIP=c:\myfolder For /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (set mydate=%%c-%%a-%%b) For /f "tokens=1-2 delims=/:" %%a in ("%TIME%") do ...
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Windows Command line get disk space in GB

I'm trying to create a batch file to pull the total size and free space of the C:\ drive of servers (locally run script). I also need the output to be easily readable, so bytes is not going to work, ...
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seach for a word in .txt files and write few line into new .txt file

Please help me to create a script to perform task as per described below. i have 2 files. A.txt and B.txt Content of A.txt as per below ITEM name TICKY title nice coffe drink type DRINK ITEM ...
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How do I record in VLC media player on a schedule?

I have an IP stream coming through VLC media player in Window 7, and I would like to automate the process of opening the stream and start recording at a specified time, and stop VLC and the recording ...
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Get Current User Logged on Time (CMD Batch)

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Using the Windows command line, I can see the current user's logon time using the quser command. This results in more output than I desire, so I'm hoping to use ...
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Pass Parameters from vba to vbs

I'm trying to pass arugements to my vbscript from vba. Shell "wscript C:\test.vbs " & strName & fileDir But in the vbs its taking it as one arguement. How to pass two different ...
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Auto close Command prompt

I'm trying to close the the command prompt in vbscript. Code Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set oWmg = GetObject("winmgmts:") strWndprs = "select * from Win32_Process where ...
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Attempt to hide console using Command line, Run, Exec and Pipe in VBScript

I'm using Zbarimg which (I believe) outputs its data to STDOUT. So at present, a cmd string within a VBScript executes the command and stores it in a variable, thus: ...
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Computer does not stay awake after scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that wakes up the computer to run a batch file. However the computer turns back off after some time. I have my computer set to (never sleep) so after waking up from the task it ...
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Temporary Password for Domain Admin

A small non-profit company handling confidential information must grant remote domain admin access to their external IT services provider who manages the entire network, including new PCs, etc... ...
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New to scripting and need help running powershell script to deploy software. (powershell blocked execution) [closed]

The following script was written for me. My problem is that when our remote deployment system executes the script, Powershell on the local machine will not run the script. It has no problem running ...
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Finding a file with vbs and the open the location folder

is there a way to make a script in vbs (or other) that search in each hard drive partition for a file and then opens the location folder of the file if the file was found? So if I want to find the ...
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What is _Total in WMI output for list of processes?

I am trying to generate a list of processes running on a remote Windows 2008 server along with their CPU/Memory utilization through a .vbs script. Here is the WMI query that I have used: Select ...
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Writing a script for a multi network student lab to change networks

I work in a university/college and having a problem in one of the labs. At the moment we have a few programs that pull their licences from a licence server. This licence server has no internet ...
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Find active window with VBS script

I need to auto-refresh the desktop every 10 minutes. The only full-working way I found is using this VBS code. Sh.AppActivate "Program Manager" Sh.SendKeys("{F5}") But in this way the active ...
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Display Oldest Email Date and Time with Outlook Script in email body

I'm working on an auto reply in Outlook 2010 using a VBA script so that whenever someone emails me, there's an auto response that responds back with my current unread email count along with the date ...
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Detect touch hardware using VBScript

I am looking for a way to detect installed touch hardware using VBScript. My script doesn't work. This script is intended to look for a pointing device and echo accordingly. On Error Resume ...
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How can I make Outlook auto redirect emails to email address in body of email?

I would like to redirect a message received from a specific email to another email address. The email address to which the message will be redirected to will never be the same. I have looked through ...
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Unable to install font using VBScript due to exception “Object Required: 'objFolderItem'”

Here is my script based on How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt? Dim WinFontDir Dim SrcFontDir WinFontDir = "C:\Windows\Fonts" SrcFontDir = "..\fonts.test" Set objShell = ...
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Force Windows Update to check for updates with filters to avoid certain types of updates?

I Need to create a program that will check for and install important updates Would it be possible to have it only create a popup when updates are available? Currently I am using this code to check ...
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Script to look for specific folder names, then copy contents to destination path

I'm looking for some help with finding a script, or getting a starting point, as i'm a bit new to scripting. Basically what i'm trying to achieve is the following. A specific folder name, lets call ...
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Need to convert batch logon script to VBScript

We are currently moving from using batch logon scripts to VBScript. How should we write the following lines from our batch file in VBScript to have the equivalent effect? net use p: ...
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Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name

Hopefully someone can help me out here. I need to clean up some data on a regular interval but short of doing it manually I haven't come up with a good solution. Here is the flow that I go through ...
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How can I remove the `qbqjralptr..vbs` worm? [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove a virus from my friend's PC. The virus is called qbqjralptr..vbs & I found it's a worm specified like USB – Dinihou – Houdini Worm.VBScript It seemed easy to remove but I ...
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Writing only first line of the command output in Windows cmd to a file

I want to modify the command somecommand >> file1.txt in a way that only the first line of the command output be saved to the file. How is it possible, what script is needed?
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count number of files in windows 7 search without duplicate ones

I scanned some files in my office in the pdf format and renamed the files and pasted them in different folders. In some cases I pasted the same files with the same names in 2 or more different ...
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File copy using vbs through unknown directory to known directory

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile("c:\temp\abc\123.xml") objFile.Copy "c:\programdata\ABC\DEF\XXXXXX\JKL\" I need to move 123.xml to the \JKL ...
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(oldie not working on Win 8.0 x64?) Command prompt (.vbs) only solution to zip files and folders (batch .bat .cmd)

I worked with Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files? zip.vbs: Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments ZipFile = objArgs(0) ' Create empty ZIP ...
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Is there an easy way or script to let me email direct from Adobe Illustrator?

I do a lot of artwork and I really wish there was a way i could email direct from Illustrator. I have to manually save as PDF then go and find the file then right click it and do send to > mail ...
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Run excel macros (vba) from vbscript file

I have a vbs file that pulls information from my database and exports the data to an Excel file (C:\file.csv). Once this is done, I run a series of macros (vba) to format this data. These macros are ...
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Get data from another Excel file

I have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a list of usernames Each user will have the following code. I just need to find a way to substitute First.Last with the names in the Excel spreadsheet. There ...
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Changing desktop background depending on the time of day via script Windows 8.1

Hello it is my first time using this website so I hope I am not asking the question in wrong format. Anyways, as the title says I have a similar problem to a thread that was answered a while ago that ...
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Is update.vbe a malicious code?

I found the task "update.vbe" running in my task scheduler, when I checked it's located in "C:\Users\????\AppData\Roaming\origin" and is set to run on logon/ I did some digging and googling around, ...
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Windows 7 - Collect Wireless Signal Strength via Command Line

I'd like to see the wireless signal strength (preferably, via dbm or %) in Windows 7 via command line. Here's what I've tried: 1) VBscript using MSNdis_80211_ReceivedSignalStrength (but only works ...
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Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?

Don't laugh. I'm in a corporate environment with a locked down desktop. Installing third party apps is not an option. Notepad is mostly okay, the biggest pain though is that it doesn't detect if ...
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Batch command for Searching & Replacing Text in a Text containing non-TXT file

I am working with iMacro JavaScript .js files which are simple unencrypted lines of code-like text. The file contains the following code: var i; for (i = 1; i <= 10; i++) { iimSet("loop", i); ...